As well as teaching practical skills to investigative journalists, the CIJ has a reputation as a laboratory for real innovation, incubating and supporting promising new experiments in investigative journalism. In our talks, events, and symposia too, we’re a nimble inter-disciplinary think-tank, teaching journalists how to think critically and opening out investigative journalism to draw in hackers, artists, thinkers, lawyers, experts and public intellectuals. In the era of ‘fake news’, we’re interested in the theory of investigative journalism as well as its practice  – not for its own sake or for academic purposes but to stimulate creative, courageous thinking about what investigative journalism has become and where we want it to go from here.

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Session notes from the Investigative Practice Series

#LOGANCIJ: Bhaskar Sunkara: The future of radical journalism

28 May at 6:30pm, Goldsmiths, University of London. Amid the closure of some traditional outlets and the fracturing of traditional boundaries between left and right, what is the future of radical journalism? How much can it borrow from the outrage-fuelled world of new media, and how far is it in danger of taking refuge in […]

#LOGANCIJ: Chinese millennials, new media and the surveillance effect

03 June at 6:30pm, Goldsmiths, University of London. How do Chinese young people use new media like WeChat and Baidu and how has it changed their lives and relationships? Amid censorship, blocking and the advanced Chinese surveillance state, how much can they trust it and how does surveillance change their behaviour? Karoline Kan author of Under Red […]

#LOGANCIJ: Srećko Horvat: What should subversives do?

15 May at 6:30pm, Goldsmiths, University of London. Amid the rise of populism and surveillance apparatuses and the fragility of liberal democracies, what does it mean to be subversive in the contemporary era? Srećko Horvat, one of the most exciting new radical philosophers, comes to the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) to argue for the value […]